US scholarships enable FATA students to complete education
Dr. Marilyn Wyatt, the US ambassador’s wife, congratulating the students wished them future success. These 81 students were among the 1,363 FATA boys and girls who had received USAID funded scholarships since 2008 to complete their secondary, vocational or college level education. Each scholarship was awarded through a competitive process, and students were selected on merit. Currently 183 students remain enrolled under the scholarship programme in the categories of bachelor in advanced engineering programme, diploma in advanced engineering and the secondary school certificate.
She said, “Without education, achieving sustainable human development remains an illusion.” She said, “I am proud that the United States government is working with the government of Pakistan and the FATA Secretariat to build a stronger economy where more young people like these we see here today can have a chance to apply their talent.” Dr. Wyatt said the United States through USAID is committed to improve educational facilities in all over the country especially in FATA and other adjoining areas so that the students living in this troubled areas could continue their education.
While talking to the students, after distributing certificates among them, said she was happy to see them as successful students. Sharing her feelings with them, Dr. Wyatt said did her best to improve Pak-US relations while still there is room for more cooperation at people to people level in different fields. She said education is essential pillar for progress and prosperity.